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Demons reappoint AFL co-captains
17:03 AEST Fri Jan 18 2013

Inexperienced duo Jack Grimes, 23, and Jack Trengove, 21, have been reappointed as Melbourne's AFL co-captains for 2013.

Their appointments were the subject of heavy media scrutiny during last season when the Demons finished 16th with just four wins under first-year coach Mark Neeld.

Key forward Chris Dawes, who played at Collingwood during Neeld's stint as assistant coach, was included on Friday in a nine-man leadership group.

Ex-Cat Shannon Byrnes who, like Dawes, is yet to play an AFL game for his new club, and 22-year-old midfielder Jordie McKenzie have joined the leadership group.

Reigning club champion Nathan Jones has been promoted to vice-captain.

James Frawley, Colin Garland and second-year Demon Mitch Clark, the ex-Lion, are also part of the nine-man leadership panel.

"Jordie McKenzie continues his great story, coming from the rookie list to where he is now," Neeld said.

"Jordie's work ethic, competitiveness and attention to detail have earned him this position.

"Both Jack Grimes and Jack Trengove experienced a challenging year in 2012.

"But in their first year as captains, we were very happy with their development and have full confidence that this will continue in 2013."

Clint Bartram, who has retired, and ruckman Mark Jamar have been left out of the leadership group.

"While Mark was obviously disappointed, he handled it like a professional and will continue to lead and act as a mentor for our developing ruckmen," Neeld said.

Neeld says players, coaches and staff are involved in the selection of the leadership group.


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